Tag Archives: clean energy

Compressed Air and Renewable Energy

Compressed air energy storage is part of a wide portfolio of technologies available for renewable energy storage

With climate change on everyone’s minds — summers are getting hotter, and there appears to be no end in sight to record-breaking heat around the globe — renewable energy sources have become an increasingly important part of controlling the problem. Clean energy sources that don’t require loads of carbon-based fuel to produce electricity (like coal-fired power plants, for example) are one key aspect of getting …

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CEADIR Explores Linkages Between Mexico Clean Energy and Climate Change Goals

USAID's CEADIR (Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience) recently organized and hosted an in-person and online discussion exploring ways Mexico can unlock its clean energy potential and realize its climate change mitigaton goals.

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EarthTalk: How the Rocky Mountain Institute Believes We Can Wean Ourselves from Fossil Fuels

Founded by Amory Lovins, the Rocky Mountain Institute researches and promotes plans to rapidly wean the U.S. and the world off of fossil fuels

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How does the Rocky Mountain Institute think we can get off of oil and coal by 2050 and save money in the process? – James Greenville, Redding, CTColorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins …

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Cheap Energy Storage Within Reach

Quinones, in combination with advanced flow battery technology, may be the solution to the problem of energy storage in renewable energy systmes

It’s no secret the biggest barrier to widespread adoption of renewable energy technology is the absence of efficient, economical energy storage.  After all, when the turbines aren’t spinning or the sun isn’t shining, the clean energy isn’t flowing. (Excluding less mainstream technologies like tidal generation, geothermal and *gasp* nuclear). Perhaps the most prevalent argument against widespread alternative energy generation capacity development is the reality …

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Top U.S. Green Economy Trends and Predictions for 2014

While the overall outlook is good, there is a mixed bag of trends, predictions and problems that will directly impact sustainability, renewable energy, greenbuilding and cleantech in 2014. Sustainability The year to come may prove a challenging one for sustainability. According to an Ecova report, the growth of sustainability in 2014 will be complicated by increased energy and resource prices. The report titled 2014 Energy …

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Roundup of U.S. Environmental Achievements in 2013

The environmental achievements of 2013 show that we can act as good stewards of the planet

In 2013, concerned people, organizations and companies in the U.S. and around the world helped move environmental causes forward. From new legislation to the protection of habitats and ecosystems, here is a sampling of U.S. environmental achievements in 2013. Environmental success stories A new study showed that a solid majority of Americans accept the reality of global warming and are calling for action on …

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